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The citizens of St. Louis County belive that District Attorney Wesley Bell provided false hope in the case involving the death of Michael Brown. Bell, who is Black, made national headlines in 2018 after he ran against the long-time District Attorney Bob McCulloch, who is White, according to the Associated Press. During his campaign, Lewis…

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The mother of Philando Castile has reached an estimated $3M settlement with the city of St. Anthony, Minnesota, in his death. This settlement comes months after Castile was killed in front of his family during a traffic stop for allegedly “smelling like weed,” according to his killer. Castile was killed by St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez during a…

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Michael Brown’s parents are close to reaching a settlement with the city of Ferguson, Missouri, in the wrongful death lawsuit they leveled against them for the unarmed teen’s shooting death in 2014. The initial lawsuit was asking for $75,000 in addition to punitive damages and a judicial order against police tactics that unfairly targeted minorities in this predominantly…

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They are members of a club no mother wants to join.  Mothers who have buried their children.   But these women form an even more heartbreaking sorority — mothers who have lost their children at the hands of law enforcement or those purporting to be our protectors. We know the names of the children killed:  Trayvon…

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A change has come to Ferguson, Missouri, that many hope will lead to the healing of the city. Delrish Moss, a former distinguished Miami police officer, has been named as the city’s first Black chief of police. The city, which is 67 percent Black with a predominantly White police force, has faced scrutiny by the…

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On Tuesday, February 23, 2016, Hillary Clinton was joined by Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and other mothers whose children were killed by gun violence at a roundtable discussion at which she urged the public to make gun control a voting issue. The mothers in attendance, at a town hall meeting at Central Baptist Church…

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With the release of their latest single, “White Privilege II,” Macklemore and Ryan Lewis attempt to give an honest look at the position they’re in as popular White rappers in the midst of a turbulent time for most Black Americans. Throughout the nearly nine-minute track, Macklemore touches on an array of hot-button issues, including the non-indictment of…

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The murder of unarmed teen Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO by a white police officer spawned the Black Lives Matter movement. But what is now being reported has many people wondering why the dead teen is in an unmarked grave. Despite thousands of dollars raised by the Michael O.D. Brown “We Love Our Sons &…

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Gallery Guichard’s latest exhibit deals with race in a very “in your face” manner. The surprise of this exhibit, titled “Confronting Truths: Wake Up!” is that the artist is a Caucasian woman from the Deep South — New Orleans. Ti-Rock Moore created 50 pieces for the exhibit, including a life-size replica of Michael Brown’s body lying…

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Sometimes it seems as though there are no stories of a good nature in the news about young black men. From repeated deadly encounters with law enforcement officials to the seemingly unjust rising imprisonment rates, black men are often perceived habitually problematic. Thankfully, there are some like Detroit businessman and former Marine Sid E. Taylor who see…

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